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Brackenwood Junior School

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

Brackenwood Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of Brackenwood Junior School is our absolute priority. We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, volunteers, Academy Councillors, visitors, contractors and third party professionals to share this view.

¬†The term ‚ÄúDesignated Safeguarding Lead‚ÄĚ (DSL) is used in the DfE¬†Keeping Children Safe in Education¬†document and refers to the person accountable for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of the children in the care of their setting.

 The role of the DSL must be fulfilled by a member of the schools Senior Leadership Team to ensure that they have appropriate authority and status to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters.

 Our school has 3 Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).  Our school's DSLs are the people responsible for all safeguarding and child protection matters within our setting.

Miss Fry - Headteacher - Lead DSL

Mrs Lees - Assitant Headteacher - Deputy DSL

Ms Balmer - Assitant Headteacher and Sendco - Deputy DSL

If you need to talk to anyone about a problem you have, or a concern about someone you know, then you can talk to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads or any adult within the school.

At Brackenwood Junior School, we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.  We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. Key policies can be viewed below.  

We use a computerised system called CPOMS to record and track safeguarding concerns.

Reporting a Conc If you have a safeguarding concern about a child, please contact a DSL. 

Alternatively, you can contact Wirral’s Children's Services directly:

Office hours: 0151 606 2008. During out of hours, contact Telephone: 0151 677 6557
Email: 
ifd@wirral.gov.uk. 

Always call 999 if the child is in serious danger. 

All school DSLs are contactable via: schooloffice@brackenwood-junior.wirral.sch.uk

 If your safeguarding concern is about an adult working or volunteering in the school, you should contact the Headteacherl, Rachel Fry.

 If your safeguarding concern is about the Headteacher, you should contact the Chair of the Trustees, David Stanley stanleyd@brackenwood-junior.wirral.sch.uk .

As an alternative, or if David is not available, you can contact the Local Authority.

 If you wish to make an allegation against adults working with children initial consultations will be dealt with in the first instance by Pamela Cope, Local Authoity Designated Officer (LADO) Allegations. Pam can be contacted by email here: safeguardingunit@wirral.gov.uk.

 Also refer to - Wirral Safeguarding Board for further advice and support. https://www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/concerned-about-a-child/

 On 1st April 2021, the DfE established a dedicated helpline, run by the NSPCC, to support survivors of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings: 0800 136 663.